2018 Survey on Nationals Length

The results of the survey conducted of class members in summary was:

  • 31 for 'the 4 day championships'
  • 7 for 'a week long championships'
  • 23 for 'a week long Championships at Mounts Bay reverting to 4 days for subsequent Nationals'

However when assessing the comments, 9 of those voting for the 4 day championships said they would be prepared to do a week long championships at Mounts Bay.

The Committee discussed this at length and felt the results showed a stronger case for 4 days than a week at Mounts Bay and long term confirmed subsequent Nationals will be 4 days long.

2018 Wilkinson Sword Trophy

The current standings with the final event left in the series.

Shoreham rerun is happening on Sunday 28th October as a one day event and everybody is welcome. I will open the bar on Saturday if people want to come the day before. We are planning an 11 o'clock start.
John & Caz

The Osprey Class Association invites you to join.

Here are some of the things which the Association does on behalf of its members;

  • Organises class circuits and Championships
  • Organises  training days
  • Communicates with members and public via Class website, Forum and Facebooks etc
  • Publicises the class in yachting press and websites, and at the RYA Dinghy Show
  • Provides measurement certificates
  • Maintains class records and trophies
  • Advertises Ospreys for sale
  • Underpins the value of your Osprey

When you are racing your boat you need a valid Measurement Certificate. For the Measurement Certificate to be valid you need two stickers from the Osprey Class Association; one for your measurement certificate and one for the transom of your boat. These stickers are issued annually on payment of the appropriate membership fees.

On change of ownership a new measurement certificate must be obtained. A new certificate can be obtained from the class secretary [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]. Please if possible send a copy of the existing certificate with your request for a new one.

To compete in National and Area Championships one member of the crew should be a Full Member and the other crew member must have at least Associate Membership.

The membership categories and fees  are as follows:-

Full Open to Owners or Joint Owners (no more than 2 per boat) of an Osprey. Eligible to helm or crew an Osprey in any race, attend and vote at AGM's or EGM's and become an Officer or Committee Member. £40
Member Open to anyone except owners of an Osprey. Eligible to helm or crew an Osprey in any race provided the boat belongs to a Full Member, attend and vote at AGM's or EGM's and become an Officer or Committee Member. £20
Associate Open to anyone who does not own an Osprey, also to the second joint owner of an Osprey. Eligible to attend and vote at AGM's or EGM's, but not on financial matters or the Measurement Rules. May not become an Officer or Committee Member £15
Student Open to anyone engaged in full-time education at the time of annual renewal of membership. 60% of appropriate rate from above

Note the membership year is the calendar year and annual subscriptions fall due on January 1st each year.